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New scope for new rifle

New scope for new rifle
« on: July 31, 2020, 03:06:04 PM »
Hello all.
I posted in the general topic that I am the proud owner of my first Weatherby, a Vanguard Accuguard Synthetic, .300 Wby Mag, #3 contour, fluted, threaded.

Now trying to decide on optic for it and have just about decided on a Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44,FFP EBR-2C MOA. I've ordered Talley Lightweight Medium 30mm rings. I can get the scope for $335 + tax.

Since this is my first Weatherby, does anyone see a problem with this?

I was thinking of pulling the Bushnell Forge 3-18x50 SFP Deploy MOA off my Howa 1500 .308 Win for the Wby and putting the Vortex on the Howa.

Any thoughts or suggestions on a different scope would be appreciated.

Edit - Also looking at: Sightmark Citadel 3-18x50 1/4 MOA LR1, Nikon BLACK X1000 Riflescope 4-16x50SF and Nikon PROSTAFF P5 4-16x42SF Matte BDC

Nikon I am a bit leery of now that they are out of the rifle scope manufacturing.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 04:14:35 PM by losttrail »
Jerry - NRA Life Member
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Re: New scope for new rifle
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 12:38:32 PM »
Opted for the Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44 since I got them down to $325 + tax.
Jerry - NRA Life Member
SASS Member
BPCR - .40-65, .45-110
MTARNG 63N - Track Vehicle Mechanic
Army 19E - M48/M60 Gunner & Commander
Army 19K - M1 Abrams Gunner & Commander

Re: New scope for new rifle
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 02:07:56 PM »
Let us know how it shoots, I only run Leupold and Zeiss on my rifles. I have a Zeiss 3-9x40 on my 257 Accuguard, its a great shooting combination.
Doug

Re: New scope for new rifle
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 02:41:16 PM »
Let us know how it shoots, I only run Leupold and Zeiss on my rifles. I have a Zeiss 3-9x40 on my 257 Accuguard, its a great shooting combination.

I used to run old Leupold, but they grew legs long ago. Stolen by a 'friend', took the scopes but not the guns. Figured he would only lose a friendship that way.

I looked at Leupold but I really think they have cheapened the lower end and for my tastes, they really don't offer the bang for the buck any more. Just my opinion after looking at and through them. Zeiss is not anywhere near my budget and I would be looking at some hard times if I were to put even a $700 scope on a $500 rifle. Wife is fairly tolerant of most things, but she does draw the line some times. Plus with having just paid off the Shiloh Sharps Quigley order a few months ago, I have to cool my jets for a bit and get back to the remodel and replace the grandkid's play set.
Jerry - NRA Life Member
SASS Member
BPCR - .40-65, .45-110
MTARNG 63N - Track Vehicle Mechanic
Army 19E - M48/M60 Gunner & Commander
Army 19K - M1 Abrams Gunner & Commander

Re: New scope for new rifle
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 05:33:34 PM »
I picked up 2 of the Zeiss Conquest 3x9-40 scopes for $199 each on Black Friday several years ago, I should of bought more!!!
Doug